Sheck Wes Faces Rumors He Abused Singer Justine Skye
Last month, Roc Nation signee Justine Skye brought attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the release of her video "Build," which chronicles her own struggles with an abusive partner from the past. In an Instagram post she uploaded that same day, Skye dove into detail about her alleged abuser. While she never explicitly names her abuser in the song or the IG post, some of her social media activity from this past Sunday (Nov. 18) has led fans to believe Sheck Wes might be the culprit.
In the tweet that led to speculation over the identity of Skye's alleged abuser, Skye explains her reasoning for leaving the man nameless in her initial October IG post and presumably the song.
"I never said who it was because I knew it wouldn’t matter to a lot of you...it’s just something for you to talk about today. That’s just the reality of it. But I made a video about it in hopes that it can inspire someone else get away for their abusive partner.. That was my goal," she wrote in the post, which she tweeted yesterday.
Within minutes, fans started issuing claims that Sheck was the abuser. While Skye maintained her silence on the matter of her alleged abuser's identity, she did end up liking the tweets of fans who claimed Sheck, whose breakout single "Mo Bamba" recently went platinum, is her abuser.
One of the tweets Skye liked reads, "It's probably tough as hell for her to watch her abuser's star rise the way his has recently." The tweet expands to a thread, which elaborates on the claims against the rapper.
"FYI, Sheck Wes mentally and physically abused Justine Skye.. it sucks that a lot of people won't take this seriously enough and will continue to support him because he's attractive. Fuck that shit. Abusers don't deserve a platform," wrote another Twitter user in a tweet that Skye also liked.
To date, Skye still hasn't named Sheck as her abuser, but she has continued speaking out against domestic violence. Last Friday, the 23-year-old visited Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club and discussed the ideas behind "Build."
"We all know that domestic violence is a very real thing but I guess it wasn't until it happened to me that I realized how prominent it was," she says during the interview. "A lot of women in my life and my fans are thanking me for sharing [my story]."
"There's a difference between really loving someone and caring about them and [then] just being controlling," Skye continued a short while after describing her abusive relationship as being short but intense.
Sheck Wes has yet to address the rumor, but XXL has reached out to Interscope Records for comment.
See Justine Skye's initial Instagram post and screenshots of tweets she liked below.
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